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Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

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Treat you Tastebuds: Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

  • Mar 18, 2011
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt

Someone really needs to put a stop on my Groupon purchasing because I purchased a Groupon three days in a row! First, for a subscription for Pasadena Magazine (which costs $7.00 a pop normally, but the Groupon was only for $14 for a whole year!), then for Menchie Frozen Yogurt and another for a swanky restaurant red + white + bluezz in Pasadena. I’m addicted. Anyway, I purchased the Menchie Frozen Yogurt Groupon because it’s in my town and I have yet to give it a go. Frozen Yogurt is the latest craze, right on the heels of crepes and boba. They’re really a dime a dozen, but some will surprise me. Pinkberry, possibly the chain that started the trend, positively disgusts me.

Menchie is the type of establishment where they have a variety of flavors that rotate out every day or so. Some flavors are standard – vanilla, chocolate, cookies and cream – while others are a bit exotic – “Mounds” (chocolate coconut), Angel Food Cake, Tart Cherry. They have a toppings bar where you can douse your frozen yogurt in candies, cookies, fruit, syrups and basically anything that will send you into a hypoglycemic fit.

In honor of passing the California Driver’s written exam, I decided to treat Mister J to Menchie Frozen Yogurt on Tuesday. Yay, for not having to spend two hours on the bus to get to work!


Thank You, Groupon

Total Cost: 12.38
Out of Pocket Cost: $6.00 (via Groupon)
Mister J paid the remaining difference of thirty-eight cents. What a guy.


A Conglomerate of YUM!

Mister J’s concoction:
Frozen Yogurt: Cookies and Cream, Cake Batter
Toppings: Brownies, cookie dough, cheesecake, coconut flakes
Syrups: Caramel, Marshmallow
Verdict: “YUM. Are we going again? Do you have another coupon? We’re going again today.” – standing over me as I asked him to recall the toppings.


Menchie Frozen Yogurt - My Treat

My Menchie Creation
Frozen Yogurt: Irish Mint + Angel Food Cake
Toppings: Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, candied cherries, brownies, cheesecake, cookie dough
Syrups: A smidgen of caramel, hot fudge and a smidgen of marshmallow
Verdict: Their candied cherries are gross, and I wish there had been more fruit (we went in the evening though). I don’t think I’d get Angel Food Cake again, but the Irish Mint was awesome. I’ll also not insist on getting a freshly hot made waffle bowl since my yogurt kind of melted in the bottom.

I think I liked other local frozen yogurt shop, Cherry On Top, slightly better only because I was bummed about the fruit being gone at Menchie. I bet I’d have a different opinion if we go again earlier in the day, though. Otherwise, I enjoyed Menchie a lot and definitely recommend them. Except after school hours. Then it’s chaos and a half.

1040 Mission Street
South Pasadena
(626) 799-2132

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March 26, 2011
YUM! Totally delectable!
March 24, 2011
omg, those look super fantastic and have me craving ice cream even though it's all rainy and horrible where I'm at! Mmmm... And I'm kind of addicted to Groupon, too ;)
March 29, 2011
Good to know I'm not the only one! ;D
March 18, 2011
I've always wondered about this place and have come across a couple in my travels. Thanks for sharing and congrats on passing the driver's exam- I can't wait to get off public transportation!
March 29, 2011
I'll pass on the congratulations, thanks! I'll always be a slave to public transportation, unfortunately!
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review by . May 07, 2009
Get  ready to be hooked. This place is first class and knows what the people want.  My 12 year old daughter introduced me to it yesterday.  Soft serve yogurt with a selection of 12 flavors, each are tagged with signs for fat free, kosher etc.  All you do is pick up a container (all the same size) and fill as much of any flavor or mix your flavors as you like. Then you can put fresh fruit (grown localy) or any of the many toppings. Once you are done take it to the register …
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We’ve got a rotating selection of eclectic frozen yogurt flavors and every topping under the sun. From fresh, locally grown fruits to classic rainbow sprinkles and hot fudge, even we can't decide what to mix up first. But that’s the best part. We don’t decide, you do!

Mix up as many flavors and toppings as your little heart desires. At Menchie’s, you pay by weight not by topping so you can have as much or as little of everything you want. It’s simple as can be, just...

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